Evening dress with corsage

Mary Burden has been a great supporter of the El Jay labels and still has an extensive collection of wonderful exemplars. She wore this dress in Australia in 1977.

Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Mary Burdon, Rotorua
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Silk chiffon
Features: The front yolk has a curved seam which eliminates the need for bust darts. The spray has been made from self-fabric.
Label: Christian Dior Prêt-à-porter by El Jay
Date: 1977